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A set of French carved ivory figures emblematic of the four seasons
A set of French carved ivory figures emblematic of the four seasons

CIRCA 1880

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A set of French carved ivory figures emblematic of the four seasons
Circa 1880
Spring, scantily-clad, with a bird on her hand and holding a pipe; Summer, scantily-clad, eating an apple and holding a basket of fruit; Autumn, scantily-clad, holding a scythe and a sheaf of corn; Winter, partially covered by a thick fur-trimmed wrap, with ivy round her feet; each on circular turned stepped ebonised plinths
each figure: 9 in. (22.5 cm.) high
each base: 1 in. (4.5 cm.) high (4)
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